Publication Date: July 19, 2018
In Colorado, an organization called Skillful started with the goal of building a skills-based labor market, providing more transparency around the value of education and training programs.
This February, governors from 20 states, including Indiana and Virginia, joined together to form the Skillful State Network — demonstrating a shared commitment to help their states’ workers and businesses succeed in a changing economy. Efforts like these help students, workers and businesses keep pace with the changes in the economy, allowing states to build a skilled workforce.
While the needs of labor markets differ across states, states have an opportunity to drive innovation that can address a national need. By piloting programs and policy solutions, states can share best practices and better equip workers across industries and regions for the jobs of the future.